Utilities, railroads & agreements

Find guidance and expertise for coordinating services for statewide projects and initiatives involving utilities, railroads and agreements. Get the technical guidance and training on agreement development, utility policy and railroad project coordination. Find utility permits and franchise information and resources.

Find guidance and support for statewide highway projects that include impacts to railroad companies, railroad crossing safety projects and highway operation improvements and maintenance.

Find our frequently updated list of Interlocal Agreements, both in-development and in-effect, in compliance with RCW 39.34.040.

Find the region contact for your utility work.

Find guidance, required forms and the tools for utilities to apply for an authorization for installation, operation, and maintenance of their infrastructure on the highway right of way.

Traction tires are a special type of tire

manufactured with at least 1/8 of an inch tread. Traction tires are usually marked with a mountain/snowflake symbol, the letters M+S or “All Season.”

Carry chains, practice before leaving

Requiring chains keeps traffic moving during storms rather than closing a pass or roadway.

Prep your car. Fill up your gas tank,

pack jumper cables, ice scraper, warm clothing, snacks and water.